III. Film & Opera Academy
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Singing and acting in front of the camera

The early 20 century – Schönberg – Berg – Eisler – Weill – Gershwin
17 to 23 september 2017 – Isola Brissago

Led by Jens Neubert (Film-Director), Harald Gunnar Paalgard (D.o.P.), Eckehard Stier (Conductor)

Location: Villa Emden, Brissago Islands Lago Maggiore / Ticino – Switzerland

Brissago Island

The Filmopera Academy in Villa Emden – Isola Brissago offers a 7 days masterclass for young singers (18–35 years). The participants will be coached by Film-Director Jens Neubert and Conductor Ekkehard Stier, as well as Harald Gunnar Paalgard, Oscar-nominated Director of Photography.

In this 7 day workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how to use the body and voice in front of the camera for natural expression
  • Benefit from the individual coaching, to prepare pieces of repertoire in front of the camera
  • Experience the most effective ways for singers to work together with a film crew
  • Increase confidence and enjoyment in performing in front of the camera
  • Get a demo tape at the end for self controlling and self promotion

Event location:

Villa Emden and Isole di Brissago
Parco botanico del Canton Ticino
CH-6614 Isole di Brissago

Registration deadline: June, 15th 2017
Castings in Berlin, Basel, Zurich
Casting – Repertoire: opera arias and 2 arias from all epochs (3 should be prepared), songs by Weill & Eisler
Number of active participants: 10-12


Registration for casting with repertoire details, demo recording, curriculum vitae,
photo and clothing size please send to the following address:

Syquali Crossmedia AG
Seestrasse 261
CH-8038 Zurich

The Syquali Film & Opera Academy is supported by Mercedes-Benz Automobil AG, Zurich.